While I won't get to ski on my birthday today like I did last year, I got an early birthday present last night when I watched the Lions defeat Essendon at the Gabba.
I've got to take my chances to attend Lions games when I'm in Brisbane, but I went to this one not feeling terribly hopeful after their dismal display last week. But the only thing better than a win is an unexpected win!
While Brisbane only won by 18 points, after quarter time they never really looked like losing. In the end the scoreboard flattered Essendon thanks to some questionable free kicks going their way and some wayward kicking for goal by the Lions in the second quarter in particular.